5 Ways to Use Learning Analytics in K-12 Education

Kitaboo on EdTech

Whether it is eLearning or classroom learning, one cannot determine the effectiveness of the education provided, only on the basis of assessment scores. Teachers need to understand the learning capacity of their students while imparting knowledge, as opposed to overloading them with information. This is where data-based learning analytics can be leveraged. Plus, today we’ve got efficient learning analytics tools to collect and process the data with accuracy.

Mobile learning and personal metrics

Learning with 'e's

The rise is also due to people''s desire to develop their learning informally. There are formal contexts for mobile learning, but it is in the leisure time/travelling/down time that mobile learning still comes to the fore. The first principle in the article above relates to access, and states: "A mobile learning environment is about access to content, peers, experts, portfolio artifacts, credible sources, and previous thinking on relevant topics.

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7 Must-Have Features for Online Learning Platforms

EdTech4Beginners

You can find a wide variety of learning platforms on the internet. Online learning complements and sometimes even replaces traditional classrooms. Here are 7 amazing features that any educational platform must have. Students need to be able to reflect upon the things they learn.

Our digital future 9: Omni-choice learning

Learning with 'e's

And in education, it is barely present. At present, the golden touchstone is in personalised learning, where anytime, anyplace education is possible through mobile technologies. As an example, with self-driving cars commonplace – learning will be conducted at home, in class or on the road during lengthy commutes, with students able to pick up and resume their online courses on any device in any location and in any duration and format.

Six trajectories for education and technology

Bryan Alexander

The director of EDUCAUSE ELI describes six major trends (he calls them “trajectories”) for technology and education. Malcolm Brown begins with three major drivers: personalization, hybrid learning, and big data. Malcolm not only grounds each in real-world examples, but gradually interconnects these movements, as we see mobile-first and changes to textbook publishers altering the LMS, for example. education and technology trends

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Otus - LMS, Data Management and Assessment Management, all in one easy-to-use product

Educational Technology Guy

Otus is an interesting product, created by educators. It combines the best features of a learning management system, assessment management and data management into one. And has a mobile app for educators, students and families. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. assessment data learning management system lmsIt is integrated classroom tools for students and teachers and powerful transparency for families and school leaders.

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Trends, challenges, and developments for higher education’s next 5 years

Bryan Alexander

What’s coming up for education and technology over the next five years? The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report for higher education* just derived eighteen concepts for its upcoming report. Key Trends Accelerating Higher Education Technology Adoption. Long-Term Impact Trends: Accelerating technology adoption in Higher Education for five or more years. Redesigning Learning Spaces. Shift to Deep Learning Approaches. Personalizing Learning.

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Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The focus is on tertiary education. Still such courses can offer considerably wider access to higher education than the traditional model.

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Digital Learning in Organizations

Learning with 'e's

Digital Learning in Organizations has already been positively reviewed by several leading figures in the world of Learning and Development (L and D), including Jane Hart, Laura Overton, Charles Jennings, Edmund Monk and Richard Gerver, and it includes case studies and interviews with many more, as well as forewords by Donald H Taylor and Shelly Terrell. The promotional text is below: Technology holds vast potential for learning and development (L and D) practitioners.

As Colleges Move Away From the SAT, Will Admissions Algorithms Step In?

Edsurge

They use games, web tracking and machine learning systems to capture and process more and more student data, then convert qualitative inputs into quantitative outcomes. Admissions With Algorithms One of those ways may be through mobile games.

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It’s 2020: Have Digital Learning Innovations Trends Changed?

Edsurge

In early 2017, organizations that have focused on digital learning came together to better leverage their strengths and capacities for a common goal: improving student success. To those working in higher education, some of the trends presented by the team may not have come as a surprise.

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Report: One of the Biggest Obstacles to Remote Learning? Finding a Quiet Place to Work

Edsurge

With school plans for the fall focused less on reopening and more on resuming remote learning, the mixed experience with online instruction from the spring offers many lessons for how district leaders can better prepare for this next go around. Education Technology Surveys Remote Instruction

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HE Challenges: Fast changing digital teaching methods

Neo LMS

In the last on our series about the challenges in higher education, we will examine how universities and colleges are managing the fast pace of change in teaching methods and curricula. According to UNESCO, global demand for higher education is expected to grow from 100 million students currently to 250+ million by 2025. Naturally, technology plays a central role in scaling quality education supply to meet this demand.

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3 Apps to Keep Parents in The Loop

Ask a Tech Teacher

Today’s education model is catching up with the fundamental part parents play in student achievement. If your school uses Edmodo as a Learning Management System, roll out Edmodo for Parents so parents can keep updated on how their children are doing anytime, not just during report cards and parent conferences. Parent accounts may not work on mobile devices, so access Edmodo using a web browser on PCs, iMacs, Chromebooks or mobile devices.

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The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Changing Role Of The Teacher In Personalized Learning Environment. Candidatein Higher Education at The University of Virginia, Curry School of Education. Today’s students are studying and learning differently – a change confirmed by the widespread adoption of digital studying. Further, research validates the use of mobile technology in education. Technologically-based tools provide opportunities for students to learn both in and out of the classroom.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Benefits Of Using Technology In Learning. While technology opens new horizons for education at home, adapting to this is more challenging. And while this is good news, many educators face new challenges due to this switch to remote learning, and for some, it takes time to accustom.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

From learning analytics tools providing students with instant feedback on their work to virtual reality facilitating field trips to faraway lands to 3D printers filling makerspaces, the classroom looks quite a bit different than it did just five years ago. With all of these technologies populating classrooms this year, it is also more integral than ever that educators instill students with the tenets of digital citizenship. Learning Analytics Tools Provide Real-Time Feedback.

Higher education technology predictions for 2014

Mark Smithers

We’ll see big growth in higher education services from outside of the university sector, a continued gnashing of teeth from established providers. Some new services and platforms will emerge to cater for different forms of learning, MOOCs will evolve and improve and open badges will be hot. Look out for rhizomatic learning. The focus is on tertiary education. Still such courses can offer considerably wider access to higher education than the traditional model.

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. The purpose of focusing on these specific streams in K-12 education is to prepare students for the future by deepening their understanding of fundamental concepts. Related: Top 7 Innovations in K-12 Education. What is STEM?

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Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Department of Education missed a deadline to delay state authorization rules are incorrect, a department spokeswoman said Thursday,” Inside Higher Ed reports. ” (State and Local) Education Politics.

?Updates, Upgrades and Overheard: What Was Unveiled at ISTE 2017

Edsurge

Flocks of educators and entrepreneurs have made their way down to San Antonio this week for the mecca of edtech conferences, hosted by the International Society for Technology in Education—better known as ISTE. The annual event brings together thousands of teachers all trying to find the latest news, gadgets and education tips (or in this year’s case, to hear a few words from podcast superstar Jad Abumrad ). the game-based learning platform, is going mobile.

#EDEN15 BCN

Learning with 'e's

EDEN2015 promises to be an unforgettable event for anyone involved in digital education. Over the next three days, delegates will listen to keynote speeches from a number of thought leaders in the field of technology supported learning, including Pro-Vice Chancellor of the British Open University Belinda Tynan , Maverick US educator Jim Groom , one of the leading lights of the Open University of Catalonia, Professor Albert Sangra , and veteran distance educator Alan Tait.

Reinventing The School Desk: Tip Tap Tap And The Internet of Things

Fractus Learning

Classrooms are embracing interactive whiteboards and mobile devices with enthusiasm. And as many of these technologies do not monitor student performance, learning difficulties are not tracked or identified early; preventing intervention with supplementary and personalised supports. Tip Tap Tap (TTT) provides early years educators with interactive school desks combined with a Learning Content Management System. Tip Tap Tap Learning Analytics.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Education Politics. The Education and Justice Departments have notified every public school district in the country with a “Dear Colleague” letter that discrimination against transgender students , particularly over which bathroom they can use, violates federal civil rights law. Via The Chronicle of Higher Education : “ UNC Faces Federal Lawsuit Over Controversial Bathroom Law.” Online Education (The Once and Future “MOOC”).

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

But since these subjects are important for them to have a promising career in the future, educators must find a way to make the STEM subjects less difficult and more engaging. In this blog, we will look at how educators and publishers can create STEM courses that will achieve the best outcomes for students. To begin with, educators can try to augment the existing curriculum with STEM, instead of creating a fully STEM-based curriculum.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum. Students gain valuable experience with the help of hands-on learning activities practiced extensively in STEM-based education. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning.

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The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history.

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UMUC’s Blueprint for Designing a Culture of Constant Innovation

Edsurge

Specifically, UMUC is about to embark on a 36-month transformation that will see its core learning model shift from memorizing knowledge to one that is experiential and competency-based. Doing these things seamlessly, as part of the daily routine, will provide a focused, ongoing learning experience about what is working, what is not, and how to continuously improve services and outcomes. Education Technology Higher Education Postsecondary Learning

10Q: Martin Weller - the battle for open

Learning with 'e's

Now and then, I have the privilege to interview some great thought leaders in the field of education. 1) You’re currently professor of educational technology at the British Open University. What first attracted you to working in education/teaching/research, and why are you still there? It was a very exciting time, as we were exploring the possibility of using the internet, particularly in distance education. large scale dropouts, superficial learning)?

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K-12 Dealmaking: GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie; n2y, Thrivist Gain Funding

Marketplace K-12

GreatSchools Acquires Schoolie: GreatSchools , an Oakland, California-based nonprofit education organization, has acquired school data provider Schoolie , according to a statement. Schoolie’s school quality data will be incorporated into GreatSchools’ website in the coming months, and “will help parents more efficiently compare and evaluate academic rigor and understand how well schools provide access to a well-rounded education,” the companies noted in the statement.

Learner analytics

Learning with 'e's

As was identified in the 2011 NMC Horizon Report ( I served on the advisory board of the UK JISC version), it seems that learner analytics is going to be a big thing for education over the next four to five years. Expect to see it emerging into mainstream practice in a number of versions, specifically aligned to the personalised learning agenda. Posted by Steve Wheeler from Learning with e's.

What's on the Horizon (Still, Again, Always) for Ed-Tech

Hack Education

The New Media Consortium and the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative have released the latest NMC Horizon Report for Higher Education. This year, the Horizon Report’s Higher Education Edition does include graphics with some historical data, demonstrating how some technologies and topics appear and reappear and how some simply disappear altogether from the horizon. Adaptive Learning Technologies. Mobile Learning. Blended Learning Designs.

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15 hot edtech trends for 2017

eSchool News

To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. The rise of video carried over into education. By Rebekah Ralph, LaGrange College Department of Education. This collaboration allows candidates to view theory in practice and makes learning on campus more authentic.

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

It’s time once again for my annual review of “the year in education technology,” something I’ve done since 2010. I’m feeling quite tentative about whether or not the insights that I might be able to glean about the year will have much relevance for the business and politics of education technology under Trump. Has education technology, or digital technology more broadly, simply become banal as it has become ubiquitous? Learning to Code.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 10 Edition)

Doug Levin

Filter bubbles are bad, including in educational technology. Here’s what caught my eye the week of March 6, 2017 – news, tools, and reports about education, public policy, technology, and innovation – including a little bit about why. Tech devices won't fix our education system | Lockport Union Sun & Journal → Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently issued a plea for greater student access to high-tech tools. "This

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